Areas of Concentration Construction with advanced materials and designs. Reinforcements and structural elements made with sustainable earth friendly products that are strong, safe and recyclable. Integration of novel materials and technologies for building systems that are net-zero, with heating, air-conditioning and water reclamation and use of gardens and aquaculture for sustainable cities.
Experience Over 25 years of construction experience in every type of project from the Alaskan Pipeline to old house restorations in New England. Nick owned his own masonry business for many years and became the owner of Smarter Building Systems offering Basalt volcanic rock fiber reinforcements for concrete and composite applications. Nick also is a computer graphic artist and was the lead multimedia artist for the most profitable casino in the USA when he worked for Foxwoods Resort Casino after retiring from construction. With his wife Toni Mills a web designer to whom Nick offers much credit for their website and focus, they live in pleasant Newport, RI
Project Asset Knowledge of advanced concrete reinforcements and constructions. New expertise with geo-polymer concretes and basalt reinforcements as well as super structures made with basalt fabric laminate composites. Project development, outside the box thinking and part owner of new energy harvesting products that reduce waste from kinetic energy-products such as a shock absorber linear generator, a solar thermal energy generator and and highly efficient solar thermal panels.
Smarter Building Systems